Hi! My name is Caroline Smith. I am an Indian born, Abu Dhabi bred woman, married to The Scotsman with two kids, Lil Lassie and Lil Loon, who were both born in Aberdeen, Scotland. We all now currently live in Doha, Qatar. In our case, home is truly where you hang your hat!
Cooking started with my marriage. After putting myself into a state of total terror, this was the first thing I made. However, my then new husband’s genuine appreciation of my efforts sparked something and I have been cooking ever since. I can’t say it was all a success. I grew up eating curries, stir fried vegetables with spices, pickles and other such strong, earthy, pungent flavours and my lack of knowledge of ‘Western’ cooking produced some seriously bland meals. Worse was the fact that I didn’t know how to make those curries I was desperately yearning for. That came, when I moved to Aberdeen and with my mother in another country, I had no choice. Baking soon followed. The results over the years is what you see on this blog.
I admit, my blog is pretty much a mish mash of food from everywhere! It is truly how I cook and I find such a diverse repertoire inspiring, not to mention delicious. Plus, at the risk of sounding lofty, food isn’t just about the plateful. It’s everything that comes with it, stories, memories, ideas, hope and the people around the table.
Thanks for your company!